Hapag-Lloyd’s Acquisition of NileDutch

Hengeler Mueller advised Hapag-Lloyd on the transaction.

Hapag-Lloyd and NileDutch have signed a sale and purchase agreement pursuant to which Hapag-Lloyd acquires all shares of the Dutch container shipping company Nile Dutch Investments B.V. (NileDutch).

With over 40 years of expertise, NileDutch is one the leading providers of container services from and to West Africa. Closing of the transaction is subject to the approval of the responsible antitrust authorities.

 modern ships, 11,8 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) transported per year, around 13,100 motivated employees in 395 offices in 129 countries. Hapag-Lloyd is a leading global liner shipping company and a powerful partner for you.

Hapag-Lloyd offers a fleet with a total capacity of 1.7 Million TEU, as well as a container stock of approximately 2.7 million TEU including one of the world’s largest and most modern reefer container fleets. A total of 122 liner services worldwide ensure fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all the continents.

Hapag-Lloyd belongs to the leading ocean carriers for the trades Transatlantic, Middle East, Latin America and Intra-America.

The Hengeler Mueller team was led by Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain and included Markus Ernst, Markus Röhrig, Jakub Lorys, Christian Linke, Ioanna Tsotsa and Anja Balitzki.

Involved fees earner: Anja Balitzki – Hengeler Mueller; Markus Ernst – Hengeler Mueller; Christian Linke – Hengeler Mueller; Jakub Lorys – Hengeler Mueller; Markus Röhrig – Hengeler Mueller; Ioanna Tsotsa – Hengeler Mueller; Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain – Hengeler Mueller;

Law Firms: Hengeler Mueller;

Clients: Hapag-Lloyd AG;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler